Disney World & Cast Member Unions Set Date for Resumption of Wage Negotiations, Implies Strike Isn’t Off The Table

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More than 40,000 Cast Members are in limbo this holiday season as the Service Trades Council Union (STCU) and Disney failed to come to an agreement earlier this month on wage increases and other critical items.

The union and Disney have set a new date to resume negotiations in the new year. According to Local 737, Disney World and the STCU will meet January 9-10 to discuss outstanding issues such as living wage increases and other items.

In the year-end statement, Local 737 noted that Sodexo workers at the Orange County Convention Center voted for a strike and said that the contract for the Convention Center prohibited strikes, just like the contract with Disney World.

Unlike the Convention Center situation, Disney workers are still covered by a contract via an extension. The STCU has not indicated how long of a contract extension they have in place, but noted that any negotiations with Disney will be retroactive to October 2022, which is when the previous contract expired. The contract extension would need to end for a strike to be possible.

The STCU is seeking an immediate raise to $18, while Disney’s previous offer was continuing a $1/year increase, meaning that the immediate raise would be to $16. Other issues are still outstanding.

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